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Lake of Bienne with its gorgeous wine yards and charming villages


Lake of Bienne (Bielersee) / Canal de la Thielle (Ziehlcanal) | Switzerland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: no rating
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, with urban surroundings
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Lake of Biel
This lake is, between the lakes of Neuenburg (Neuchâtel) and Murten (Morat), part of the three connected big lakes of Jura. It is 15 km long and 4.1 km wide. Very attractive are the “Petersisland” and the medieval villages of Erlach and Neuville as well as the vine villages along the left bank of the lake.

Wine and Dine
It is a fact, that one gets fine food in vine growing villages. This is no exception. On the bank towards Jura one finds numerous good to excellent restaurants serving the vine of this region too. One of the specialties is the “Treber” sausage. It is prepared in the steam of the distillery top and is therefore served in January and February only. A lot of fish is served too, for example Luce fried in ale dough. .